Furniture and Prop Rentals
Clients of this boutique rental agency include Coach, Vogue, and the New Museum. The varied inventory encompasses Chester sofas and Giuseppina chairs as well as an array of cool pedestals and sparkling light-up bars. A 24/7 delivery service is available, and trained decorative consultants can assess your venue at no extra charge.
Lovers of the modern aesthetic can furnish without ever lifting a finger, since owner Stephen Wallis arranges for delivery anywhere along the Eastern Seaboard. Couples can check the stock quantity, details, and measurements on the company’s site. A glossy white oval table that seats eight starts at $350. For modern seating options, check out either the sleek white Ultra Bellini chair or the clear Stark Ghost chair (both for $15).
Patina Vintage Rentals347-464-5788; rentpatina.com
Housed in an old garment factory in Brooklyn, creative director Corrin Arasa’s collection of vintage furniture and décor boasts pieces in a range of styles, from early-1900s French to Scandinavian mid-century modern. She helps couples put together a comprehensive design scheme. If you don’t find the item of your dreams in her collection, she’ll track it down elsewhere. By appointment only.
Prop N Spoon32-00 Skillman Ave., third fl., Long Island City; 212-244-9600; propsfortoday.com
This warehouse deals with more than just run-of-the-mill items, offering as many authentic antique-furniture selections (early American, Louis XVI, 1920s) as contemporary lines. Modern-design aficionados will gravitate to the rental studio’s Saarinen Tulip chairs. A trained wedding staff sits down with clients to outfit blank spaces. The ground-floor loading dock makes for easy pickup if you want to DIY. Prices upon request.
Taylor Creative, Inc.150 W. 28th St., nr. Seventh Ave., Ste. 1001 646-336-6808; taylorcreativeinc.com
While all-white and clear acrylic pieces are the client favorite at this decade-old rental company, Taylor Creative’s collection also mixes in rich hues, natural elements, and an array of textures and materials. Their sleek Chrome Runner Tables ($285 each) and Flex Barstools ($22 each) make for perfect communal tables at cocktail receptions. All units are delivered by the company crew, 365 days a year.
Two of a Kind347-480-9810
Gussy up a raw space by renting this company’s tufted sofas and armchairs in jewel tones and neutrals, or retro side tables or bar carts. Folksier couples will find vintage barrels, farmers’ tables, and scrolling candelabras.
Bermuda Limousine International212-647-8400, ext. 121; bermudalimo.com
This company’s ample 180-vehicle fleet includes well-appointed luxury Lincoln Town Car MKT stretches and Mercedes sedans ($160 per hour each).
Campus Coach212-682-1050; academybus.com
This coach line rents charter buses that can ferry out-of-town guests all around Manhattan, cruising by landmarks along the way. Its smaller buses accommodate up to 15 passengers; larger buses can hold as many as 54. Prices upon request.
The Checker Cab67 West St., nr. Noble St., Greenpoint; 866-866-3256; thecheckercab.com
Though the city’s iconic checkered cabs were retired in the 1990s, a few still exist. Those looking to make a grand entrance (or post-ceremony escape) can do so in a beautifully restored antique car. The extra-roomy backseat is particularly helpful with a flowing wedding gown. Rentals start at $195.
FilmCars has an extensive inventory of restored antique and vintage automobiles dating from as early as 1910. For a classic retro look, there’s a 1966 Fort Mustang convertible; for vintage-themed nuptials, try a 1923 Model T.
Regal Carriage, Inc.516-732-1567; regalcarriageinc.com
For some brides, Regal’s Cinderella glass-pumpkin carriage (from $1,200 for three hours, excluding tips), which is drawn by two white horses, is a dream come true. For the rest of us, there’s a lower-key Victorian carriage (from $750 with only one horse).
- Arthur Murray Manhattan 5th Avenue
286 5th Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10001 ; Tel: 212-473-2623 ; www.arthurmurraymanhattan.com
Arthur Murray Manhattan was established by World Champion ballroom and latin dancers Gherman Mustuc and Iveta Lukosiute. The studio teaches dance at every level using individualized proven methods. They are the wedding dance experts.
- Ballroom Wedding Dance
37 West 26th Street, 9th Floor New York, NY 10010 ; Tel: 917-375-3027 ; www.BallroomWeddingDance.com
If you can walk, you can Dance! Learn how to dance for your wedding, with elegance, sensuality & ease with the "Best Wedding Dance Instructors in New York." Have fun learning a life skill! Everything’s EASY, once you know how to do it!
- Fred Astaire Dance Studios
Tel: 212-209-2410 ; www.fredastairenewyork.com
Fred Astaire Dance Studios proudly offers dance instructions in: Wedding Dance, Social and Nightclub favorites (Salsa, Merengue, Hustle, Swing), Ballroom Dancing (Foxtrot, Waltz, Tango, Quickstep), Latin Dancing (Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble). Our lessons are customized for your pace and taste.
- Zack's Dance Loft
37 East 28th Street, Suite 206 New York, NY 10016 ; Tel: 212-464-7506 ; zacksdanceloft.com
Featured Best of NY, we offer unique experience for your Wedding Dance and Bachelorette Parties. Private classes at a private room and open bar. Many bachelorette party themes wit to choose from - Pole dance, Belly Dance, Latin, Karaoke and more.